As The Blue Oval continues to battle various supply chain issues, the 2023 Ford Bronco has seen some removal options introduced, including audio removal and reduced functionality options, as well as Connected Navigation and Connected Built-In Navigation, though also the return of one feature – digital readouts for the HVAC knobs. However, one of these – the navigation removal option – has now been eliminated in some capacity, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.
For the 2022 model year, the Bronco gained a navigation removal option – Navigation Removal Code (59D) – for Job 2 production, which was required at the time, meaning that factory navigation was effectively removed from the lineup altogether. That particular option was then retained for the 2023 Ford Bronco, but this time around, it it was optional instead of mandatory, giving the automaker a way for Bronco orders to be optioned without navigation if it became unavailable at some point during the model year.
Now, the 2023 Ford Bronco navigation removal option is being eliminated from dealer stock orders – though not retail units. The order code and the ability to add the option to orders is being removed, and amendments will be made to current orders.
Since this removal option included a discount on the SUV’s MSRP, affected models will also see a price increase as well. Broncos with Connected Navigation (90-day trial) will see a $50 bump in MSRP, while models equipped with the Connected Built-In Navigation (three-year service) get a $650 increase. Currently, Connected Navigation is standard on Everglades, Raptor, Heritage, and Heritage Limited models, while Connected Built-In Navigation is optional on all four of those trims.
Aside from this option removal, the 2023 Ford Bronco has received a few additional changes, including the addition of the Heritage and Heritage Limited models, as well as the addition of the HOSS 3.0 suspension system as standard equipment for Wildtrak trims.
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